I post here daily about what we accomplished in class each day, including handouts and links available to students on my CANVAS site.
Honors Classes: We started with a review and practice of introducing quotes in your own writing using quotations from the trickster research. Next, students participated (if they had their writing) in peer editing one another's introduction and conclusion. We discussed how to turn in the draft of the complete essay on Turnitin.com and set the deadline to Saturday at midnight (12/17). Finally, we watched the final section of Life is Beautiful, completed the notes on the film, and discussed its evolution of the trickster archetype. I also completed a book check for WWII books. Homework: Submit full draft of research paper on Turnitin.com. Read at least the first chapter of your WWII book choice.
Academic Class: Students had the first 15-20 minutes of class to read in Night, chapters 8-9 and complete journal entries for those chapters. I gave them each a rubric for the journal entries to take home over the weekend. Journals are due on Monday and will be graded according to the standards on the rubric. While they worked, I went around to check off those who had thesis statements and topic sentences completed. Then we moved to the media center to use the computers to put the thesis, topic sentences, and associated facts into the outline. The outline is available to download as a Google Doc in Canvas. Today was the last class day I can guarantee time on a computer to finish the outline, but they will have the rest of next week to do that using personal and home computers. Homework: Finish journal to rubric standards. Work on outline in Google Docs.
Allison Houck, MAT